Donald Bitner Obituary

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Donald M. Bitner

May 26, 1925 - November 11, 2012
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Endicott: Donald M. (Zip) Bitner, of Endicott, NY, formerly of Binghamton, died peacefully Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the age of 87. He was born May 26, 1925 in Johnson City, NY. He was predeceased by his mother, Blanche and his great-grandog Champ. He is survived by his wife, best friend and soul mate, Rita; two daughters and a son-in-law, Peggy and Dana Jones, Patti Bitner and Anthony Valenta; grandson, Ryan Rees; sister, Jeanne Huston; brother and sister-in-law, Alan (Bunk) and Ellie Savage and many special nieces and nephews. He graduated from Johnson City High School and Harpur College. Don served with the United States Navy on the...
Endicott: Donald M. (Zip) Bitner, of Endicott, NY, formerly of Binghamton, died peacefully Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the age of 87. He was born May 26, 1925 in Johnson City, NY. He was predeceased by his mother, Blanche and his great-grandog Champ. He is survived by his wife, best friend and soul mate, Rita; two daughters and a son-in-law, Peggy and Dana Jones, Patti Bitner and Anthony Valenta; grandson, Ryan Rees; sister, Jeanne Huston; brother and sister-in-law, Alan (Bunk) and Ellie Savage and many special nieces and nephews. He graduated from Johnson City High School and Harpur College. Don served with the United States Navy on the USS Kalinin Bay during WWII. He was employed by and retired from IBM-Endicott. He enjoyed summers at Sylvan Beach, fishing and boating on Oneida Lake with his family, coaching his daughters in basketball and softball, and watching his grandson's many sporting events. His family was his life and he found great joy in spending time together, especially at Christmas – a holiday that was cherished in the Bitner home. Our family was blessed to have a most loving husband, father and grandfather. The many wonderful memories and his dry sense of humor will forever be with us.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 17 at 8:45 AM from James V. Demarco & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango Street, Binghamton and 9:30 AM at St. Paul's Church, Chenango & Robinson Streets, Binghamton. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends Friday, November 16 from 4 PM to 7 PM at James V. Demarco & Son Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in the memory of Don Bitner to the , PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312

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